Baby creams, powder, oil, wipes: There are many daily baby care products and for freshly baked parents it can be overwhelming with the diversity of them. But baby care is actually easy: Your baby will love it when you speak to him, sing to him, massage and caress him. Like that, baby care is practically done by itself. What is best for the skin, what your child really needs at bath time and how important the right food can be, that you will find out here with these tips. More information >
Pure vegetable oil: serves as an addition at bath time by dry skin and helps to wipe even stubborn remnants of dirt and cream from the skin
Bath time is more than just personal hygiene for every child: It plays and splashes in the water, trying to grab the liquid wet with its hands and enjoy the time in the baby bath. Your little one enjoys the warm water between 37 – 38 degrees Celsius. As parents you will read the right water temperature with a special bath thermometer. In the water itself should not be any soap or bubble bath, but who likes can use a bath additive for babies. It is recommended to use baby bath oil or just breast milk when the delicate skin is rather dry.
If the skin of your baby is intact you do not need to apply any cream. For dry baby’s skin, helps to moisturize the skin with a special care lotion or cream. Massage your baby with baby oil after the bath, it will enjoy the loving touch and simultaneously get a good baby care. When it is cold and windy outside, will the weatherproof cream protect the skin of your baby. Before you get out into the fresh air, apply the cream to your babies skin and when you get back into the cozy warm house just wipe it off.
As long as your baby has little hair the hair care is relatively easy. A shampoo is only necessary if your baby has long and a lot of hair. When the fine hair of your baby is a bit sticky or dirty helps even a tiny amount of baby shampoo. You can still brush the fine hair of your baby even if it has not much hair yet: This is how you stimulate the blood circulation of the scalp. Baby oil is very helpful for cradle cap on the head which you can rub gently into the scalp of your baby. Once the dandruff gets soft you can carefully take it off with a baby comb. Therefore are products available that are specifically against cradle cap, which you can rinse off with water while bathing the baby.
Compared to the past where the diapers needed to be washed and hang up to dry, is the nappy changing today easy peasy. Nevertheless, you still have to check for the right diaper size for the risk of leaking is great when the diaper doesn’t fit. The information on the package will help you to select the right size. It is recommended to change the diaper at least six times a day so that the skin on your little’s baby bottom stays healthy. Clean the diaper area with water, mild wipes, oil or with baby wash and let your undressed baby kick about for a little while. Through this, air will get to the baby’s bottom and so prevent it from getting sore so quick. The right food plays also an important part in this: Acid-rich food can cause skin irritation. Make sure that all skin folds on the legs are dry before you apply the fresh diaper.
Is the skin on baby’s bottom a little irritated help creams against the redness of the skin. Creams including zinc, urea and fat are very effective when applied in a thin layer. The pharmacy is also well equipped with special healing ointments for the care of the wounded baby bottom. The same applies here: Exposure to air helps the healing process. However, if the cause for the wounded bottom is a nappy rash or fungus then you should follow the treatment of the pediatrician.
Newborn baby’s fingernails are still very soft and should not be cut. Only when your baby is four to six weeks old can you start cutting the nails for the first time. When cutting the nails of your baby you must cut them straight and use baby nail scissors. You can also use a nail fail for sharp edges that may remain. If your baby is tired after the bath it might be now the best time for cutting his nails, since it’s not going to move so much anymore.
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